Wind Advisory Extended for Maui and Lāna‘i
The National Weather Service has extended the Wind Advisory for Maui and Lānaʻi until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
Forecasters say sustained winds will be from the East at 20 to 35 mph, with localized gusts up to 55 mph over portions of Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
Winds this strong can knock down tree branches, cause car doors to slam and result in sporadic power outages.
According to the NWS, a series of high pressure systems moving through the Central Pacific this week will bring breezy to strong trade winds across the islands through Friday.
The forecast will bring showers for the next five days, mainly over windward and mountain areas with brief periods of leeward rainfall.
The NWS forecast calls for wind speeds to decrease by next weekend with drier weather conditions as the ridge north of the islands weakens in response to a cold front approaching the Hawaiian Islands from the northwest.